Looking for a great trail in High Point State Park, New Jersey? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in High Point State Park ranging from 1.1 to 8.7 miles and from 1,223 to 1,791 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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The view from High Point Monument, at 1,803 feet above sea level, is a spectacular panorama of rich farmland and forest, soft hills and lush valleys in three states. The blue line of the Delaware River divides the verdant ridges of New Jersey from those of Pennsylvania. High Point offers superb trails for hikers and skiers and quiet spots for campers and anglers. The land for High Point State Park, donated by Colonel Anthony R. and Susie Dryden Kuser, was dedicated as a park in 1923. The pleasant landscaping was designed by the Olmsted Brothers of Boston, a prominent landscape architectural firm of that time. The brothers were the sons of the eminent Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park. High Point State Park Hours Open daily April 1 through October 31: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm November 1 through March 31: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Thoroughly enjoyed this easy walk. Gravel path, well worn. Saw 5 other groups in 2.5 miles early on a Sunday afternoon . The cedars smelled wonderfully being warmed by the sun. Had my pup with me. A little incline but doable for everyone.

Fun/rocky with some nice views as you get closer to the actual High Point park area. A couple of the views are along edge of the exposed rocky side of mountain looking north shortly after passing the trail to Rutherford Shelter. There is also a large observation deck that provides nice view of the monument from a distance. It isn't highlighted as part of this specific trail, but would definitely recommend taking the brief side hike up the Monument/Shawnagunk Trail to the monument for the best view. I was expecting the trail to become rather boring after descending High Point, but actually has good amount of variation in the path/scenery. Lots of field crossings and several long stretches walking along wood planks without any major elevation changes.

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rocky
6 days ago

Described as is. This was a GREAT hike! I'd do this every day if I could. Challenging, but not difficult, nice elevations, not too hilly...... cool monument at the end. Trails are very well marked.

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blowdown
bugs
over grown
6 days ago

Nice easy hike - walk. Most everyone will be able to do the loop. Want to go back in the fall.

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rocky
8 days ago

Decent up hill ascent no matter which direction you start your hike. That’s the toughest part. In between is relatively level. The path is narrow. No side by side hiking with a companion. I took my dog on a leash. He had a great time. I would expect during months without foliage, you would have spectacular views. Some traffic but not overwhelming. We hiked Saturday morning from 10am to 12:30. Lots of large rocks to walk over as well as loose rocks on the path. Clearly marked red/green. Stress free. Enjoyed it very much.

Great monument and view. Trail itself is less scenic than I expected

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scramble
16 days ago

Brought my dog. Very well marked.

We did this hike today. It was fabulous!! I will tell you that the first .5 miles after you park at the trail head is uphill with 1/2 of that more bouldering and hard climbing . Once you get up there if you want to do the 8 mile hike you will be following white painted slash marks on the trees and then you will be following the red dot trail around. It is extremely helpful to have the map downloaded and use that to find your location. Lots of rocks and boulders on these trails but beautiful. We did not see any bears but my husband talks the whole time so I'm sure he scared them off. Have fun!

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rocky
1 month ago

Entered with my two girls & our dog at the monument parking lot without really knowing much, but had the day to explore, so figured we’d give it a try. Beautiful woods, views, awesome stream for everyone to play in halfway in or so. It was steep on the way down at a few moments but we had regular sneakers on & did ok. The climb up & out was a little steep for us out of shape, novice hikers, but we did it. Toward the end there are cool rock steps built into the hill & more great views. We ended up exiting at the bottom of the monument hill by the lake & the walk on the road back up to the parking lot was the toughest part of the entire hike. We did this in April & were all covered in ticks after. Looking forward to doing this hike again in the fall.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Proper shoes for hiking a must. Definitely shaded trail. Very thin walkway which keeps you concentrated. Nice elevation gain. Not that many bugs and you end the trail looking at the obelisk which is quite cool

hiking
1 month ago

Hiking and a lake! Perfect

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

Great for trail running!

mountain biking
rocky
1 month ago

Easy hike. Interesting plants and trees. Nice boardwalk along bog.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked here when we were camping at Sawmill Lake. Easy hike, only a bit awkward because the trail sometimes passes right in the middle of occupied camping sites.

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail to hike early during the week. I was the only person on there. Great views on both sides of the trail. Definitely have bug/tick repelant

bugs
muddy
over grown
2 months ago

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